John Spence

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John Spence
Born Date of birth unknown
Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, G.B.
Died c. 1820
Yorkshire, England, G.B.[P]

John Spence was a Scottish shoemaker and autodidactic mechanic who received press coverage in 1818 for his claims to have devised a perpetual motion machine using magnets. In his home country, Spence was also well-known for his building of various human-powered vehicles, including novel velocipedes, which he drove around in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as an early mobile home, which he resided in for some years.

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